I hope that in the subject line it would be preaty clear what my question is. So can anyone direct me to an inexpensive analog phone that will function with the equipment that would go into creating an Asterisk PBX system.
Any normal analogue phone will work - so long as you’ve got the right equipment to connect it with. I.e, either a telephony card or an ATA. But if you’re starting from scratch, you’re possibly better using a digital (e.g., SIP) phone.
have a thorough read of this site:
it’s got most of the information you need.